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7th session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury (INC 7)
10-15 Mar 2016 - Dead Sea, JO
The seventh session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury (INC7) will be held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center in Jordan from 10-15 March 2016. Regional consultations will be held on 9 March. INC7 will prepare for the entry into force of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and will address issues that will be decided upon by the Conference of Parties at its first meeting. Issues to be considered will include, inter alia: the register of notifications; registering exemptions; arrangements for receiving and distributing information parties may provide on measures they plan to take to implement the Convention; procedures for export and import of mercury; arrangements for operation of the financial mechanism; and draft rules of procedure and draft financial rules for the Conference of Parties. Delegates will also consider guidance on a range of issues, including on identification of stocks of mercury and mercury compounds and best available techniques and best environmental practice for controlling emissions.